Book Fiesta is a literacy event celebrating Children’s Day/World Book Day, and is based on the picture book, ‘Book Fiesta’ written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Rafael Lopez.
In this book, children celebrate Children’s Day by reading stories with their friends and families in a series of magical settings painted by Lopez. We want kids to experience this book in tactile ways, so we are creating larger than life decorations based on the book’s illustrations, having read alouds with some of our favorite picture books and facilitating fun activities based on our book selection.
These activities are designed to engage whole families across various cultural backgrounds. Our hope is to see families all joining in to play and read together while getting to know their neighbors. We want to help create habits of play that bring families together and help our little ones learn and grow.